Man Changes Name to "They"

dotnina

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/archive/2004/09/23/namechange.DTL

A snippet:

The former Andrew Wilson, a 43-year-old self-employed inventor, was granted legal permission last week by a circuit judge to change his name.

It's just They, no surname.

He also has changed his driver's license to reflect his new name.

They said he did it for humor to address the common reference to "they."

"'They do this,' or 'They're to blame for that.' Who is this 'they' everyone talks about? 'They' accomplish such great things. Somebody had to take responsibility," he said.
 

edesignuk

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King Cobra said:
:D

I thought of one guy wacking the other with it for a pic.
That would either take a lot of googling for the right image, or some damn fine PS work, neither of which I for one can be bothered with right now :D
 

wdlove

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Now that we have a They, what we need is a Them. Just think they could become partners. :eek: :D
 

t300

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What's his wife's name..Them? This is crazy but so funny....And yeah..WHAT a tool.
 

Mechcozmo

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Maybe he could chane his name to Supercalifragilisticexpialidosus, unless that has been done before. Or maybe he'll change his name to "Tool" next...lol
 

g4cubed

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This reminds me of that Abbott and Costello skit "Who's on first, What's on second"
 

Thomas Veil

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Seems to me I read a story a long, long time ago, in which the main character was trying to track down the mysterious "they" that everyone talks about. Might've been Bradbury, Matheson, Bloch, or one of those types of writers. Anyway, he finally found "them", and "they" turned out to be some kind of weird cabal which secretly ran the world..so that when "they" say it's going to rain, why of course it does.

BTW, they say Bush is still ahead in the polls. ;)
 

zv470

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Hmm, I wonder if his wife and kids have to drop their surname as well now?

You could have great fun with names, eg: giving identical twins the same name.

Or not giving a child a name, so they can choose one for themselves when they get older.

If you can remove your surname, can you remove your name entirely? :eek: The mind boggles. :)